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- Blue Spark, Part I
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- Delmark Records 1965
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- My Favorite Marxist
- The 50 Greatest Superhero (and Villain) Names of All Time
- The 50 Most Drug-Addled Albums in Music History
- The 50 Greatest Literary Character Names of All Time
- The 50 Greatest Band Names of All Time
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- From Axl to Zappa: The 50 Greatest Musician Names of All Time (Side A)
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- Song Beneath the Song: “Casimir Pulaski Day” by Sufjan Stevens
- Song Beneath the Song: Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” as Tarot Card Reading
- Song Beneath the Song: “The Reflex” by Duran Duran
- The Shame of Fat-Shaming
Category Archives: Song Beneath the Song
To explain the lyrics to “Stairway to Heaven,” Greg Olear looks to his Rider-Waite deck.
Twenty years ago, “Hey Jealousy” climbed to #4 on the Billboard charts. A few months later, the man who wrote the song killed himself.
When you finish reading this analysis by Greg Olear, the hidden meaning of “The Reflex” will no longer leave you answered with a ?
Greg Olear examines the lyrics of some popular holiday favorites.
In this recurring feature, Greg Olear offers an analysis of the sublime seventh track on Illinoise.
In which Greg Olear reveals the hidden meanings of three of his favorite songs: “American Pie,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Norwegian Wood”